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While organisations can benefit through working with linguistically diverse volunteers, it is important to support their needs to ensure they feel involved and valued. 

According to Scope, 44% of Australian adults have difficulty reading and writing. This can mean that a large number of volunteers may not be able to interact with instructions and contribute to the organisation as well as they could if their linguistic requirements were met.

Easy English is a style of writing that can assist organisations to make their content more simple and accessible. The tips can also provide guidance on how to create accessible and tagged PDFs, test on consumers and train staff to replicate the desired style of language.

The style of writing is simple and concise, focuses on key information and uses words and images that can assist readers to understand the information better.

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